Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Lansdale Fun A Day will make its second-annual appearance Friday, celebrating accessibility to the arts and the local artists that make them.
The Fun A Day challenges artists to create art every single day throughout the month of January. The challenge was started over a decade ago in Philadelphia by a group of artists who became known as the Artclash Collective. According to artclash.com, the Fun A Day challenge comes to a head in an annual inclusive and participatory public exhibition sometime in February. The event highlights the results from the challenge. The exhibition is meant to be fun and accessible to both appreciators of art and the artists themselves. While the Philadelphia-based Fun A Day event is slated for the weekend of Feb. 15, residents and artists in the Montgomery County suburbs will have their chance to see local art early at the Lansdale-based Fun A Day …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
"The Graveyard Smash" is a free concert and promotion by West Point resident and promoter Derek Calhoun of Lansdale Local Productions
There's another maelstrom about to blow into town, and it's not Sandra. "The Graveyard Smash" returns to Lansdale for the sixth year tonight, complete with some familiar names and some odd debuts. This year's show is in the upstairs ballroom of Third and Walnut Lounge. The event is promoted by Lansdale Local. You must be 21 or older to enter — and there's no smoking. And it's free Check out more at its public Facebook event listing. The night of mayhem and drunken-costumed debauchery begins with Allentown punks The American Myth at 7 p.m. Touring Detroit punk The Handme Downs follows at 7:30 p.m. Local favorite Friends With Murder bring their depraved "Lansdale thunderstomp" to Third and Walnut at 8 p.m. If you love pro wrestling entrance …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Detroit speed rock band Against the Grain were joined by local bands Rough Justice, Clashing Plaid and Big Big Ammo Wednesday night in Lansdale
It's unusual to have a show on a Wednesday night in Lansdale, but it didn't stop the punk, speed rock and all around rock and roll fans from coming out to Third and Walnut Bar for a $7 show. Headliners Against the Grain, a Detroit, MI speed rock band, were joined by The Griswolds, Rough Justice, Clashing Plaid and Big Big Ammo. Check out the photo gallery for moments from Wednesday's concert and be sure to add your own.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Bakelite to Mickey Mouse Gas Masks, Dr. Lori explores some weird and interesting 20th-century collectible wonders
Since I appraise all types of antiques, I provide a variety of information about a wide array of objects. I try to dispel the myths that are notorious in my field. Here, I’ll share some antiques information from diverse areas of the collecting field. Did you know these facts about art, antiques, and collectibles from the 1900s? In the early years of the 1900s, gathering in the parlor around the hearth was a longstanding tradition in many American homes. This cultural phenomenon inspired the architectural designs of the famed architect, Frank Lloyd Wright who reminded us to focus on family and the fireplace. Many of Wright’s famous buildings were focused on a design element centering on the hearth. In fact, this idea dating back to the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers will receive free admission to select museums this weekend.
Bank of America's Museums on Us program gives free access more than 150 participating museums nationwide to its customers on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. This weekend, you can check out Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, African American Museum in Philadelphia, and Allentown Art Museum. You'll need a photo ID and a valid Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card to receive free admission. One free general admission ticket per cardholder. Check the days and hours of operation for your chosen museum. Beyond this weekend, upcoming Museum on Us weekends include Sept. 1-2 and Oct. 6-7. For a more information about Museums on Us, and complete list…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Got 10 minutes? AMS Planning and Research asks potential users of the 311 W. Main arts center to take a brief anonymous survey to find out their wants and needs - and you can win prizes too
It was revealed Wednesday night at the 311 W. Main Task Force meeting that the primary market for successful potential users of the future Lansdale arts and entertainment center is within a 15-minute commute from the borough's downtown. That's the radius where AMS Planning and Research Corp., the Connecticut firm hired by the task force as its consultant, will focus its market analysis for the renovation and programming of the former Masonic temple on Lansdale's Main Street into a community arts and entertainment mecca. But the firm cannot rely on that analysis alone -- an analysis that relies heavily on The Nielsen Company's PRIZM model, a geo-demographic market segmentation for the suburban Lansdale area. (Nielsen is the same company …
Monday, December 26, 2011
A look back at the major Arts and Theater headlines from 2011.
With New Years just around the corner, Upper Dublin Patch is taking a look back at the top stories of the year in several categories. Check in each day to take a trip back through the calendar, before we unveil the top stories overall on the first day of 2012. Arts and Theater The arts can be a little easy to overlook these days. In the midst of an uncertain economy, art is unfortunately often placed into the 'want' category instead of the 'need,' and often finds itself in the backseat. However, Upper Dublin is certainly not without its extremely talented artists, so time to give credit where credit is due: November 17: Maple Glen Student Selected for Part in PA Ballet’s 'The Nutcracker' Third-grader Samantha Chiara Kraft graces the stage …